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YouTube: Ornithology - Bass (Melody / Walking Bass / Improvisation)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mr. BassmanPT, Dec 31, 2013.


  1. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

    Aug 15, 2009
    Europe
    Hope you like it. I am still learning so be nice :)

    These bebop sax tunes are awesome!

     
  2. christianharger

    christianharger Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN
    nicely done! I like this tune.

    for the solo section, I like how you play off the rhythmic motifs from the head, but maybe try to develop some of your own rhythmic ideas as well.

    something that helped me out a ton with bop soloing and learning the language and vocabulary is the Charlie Parker Omnibook. it contains his more popular tunes and some of his more famous solos transcribed; and it's even available in bass clef!

    keep swingin'.
     
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  4. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

    Aug 15, 2009
    Europe
    thanks for your comments.

    you have a good ear. first improvisation chorus i used the same rhythm from the head.

    i am still new to the bebop style and will surely try to develop my own style.

    i already have the parker omnibook in bass clef, will use it for sure. regards
     
  5. christianharger

    christianharger Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    Minneapolis, MN

    yeah man, it's really tough! I'm definitely still on my journey toward this, but I think the goal is to learn the bebop language incredibly well and then slowly start steering the ship toward a nice middle ground between classic bebop Parker licks and your own voice. like learning the correct grammar and traditional vocabulary of a different language, in hopes to eventually learn the phrases and slang that will best apply to you and sound like you personally.
     
  6. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

    Aug 15, 2009
    Europe
    It is fun by being tough. At least I enjoy it this way :)

    And you nailed it. Parker is a really good school. As is Coltrane.
     
  7. Nick303

    Nick303

    Jun 9, 2013
    Absolutely lovely work mate, I've been working Ornithology for a long time and your work up the neck has really inspired me.
     
  8. Mr. BassmanPT

    Mr. BassmanPT

    Aug 15, 2009
    Europe
    really? i feel flatered by your comment although i am still a rookie in this bebop stuff.

    regards
     



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